The quest was over. The Orb of Aldur was restored. And once again, with the crowning of Garion, there was a descendant of Riva Iron-grip to rule as Overlord of the West. And yet the prophecy was unfulfilled. In the east, the evil God Torak was about to awaken and seek dominion. Somehow, Garion had to face the God, to kill or be killed. On the outcome of that dread duel rested the destiny of the world. Now, accompanied by his grandfather, the ancient sorcerer Belgarath, Garion headed toward the City of Endless Night, where Torak awaited him. To the south, his young fiancee, the Imperial Princess Ce'Nedra, led the armies of the West in a desparate effort to divert the forces of Torak's horde away from the man she loved. The prophecy drove Garion on, but it gave no answer to the question that haunted him. How does a man kill an immortal God? He must answer that question in the resolution of the epic war between men, kings and Gods that has spanned 7000 years.